Tuesday, June 21, 2011

June Birchbox!

I'm loving EVERYTHING I received in my Birchbox this month!  All the products were definitely worth the $10 monthly subscription fee.  Here's a sneak peek of the goodies...full reviews on some of the products later =]

Daily Yummi: Father's Day at Wildfire

Happy Father's Day to my Daddy!

For me: Spit Roasted Turkey Dinner with mushroom herb stuffing, cranberry relish,
gravy, and redskin mashed potatoes

My brother's Tenderloin Steak Sandwich with arugula, red onions, mozzarella, and pesto

My Mommy's Swordfish "London Broil" with oven roasted tomatoes and red onions

My Daddy's Tenderloin Steak Sandwich with french fries

Dessert was so yummy!  Chocolate Pretzel Ice Cream Sundae with
vanilla ice cream, peanuts, hot fudge, and caramel sauce

Friday, June 17, 2011

20% OFF at H&M!

This is kind of a random post, but I thought this was worth sharing...

International retailer H&M is currently having an online promotion worth savings of 20% off any item of your choice.  All you have to do is sign up for their e-mail newsletter, confirm your registration, and voila - a 20% off coupon in your inbox =]

I know some people hate signing up for deals like this; but I promise that when compared to other online retailers, H&M does not flood your inbox with e-mails.  In my opinion, this is totally worth it!

Click here to get in on the savings.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Daily Yummi: The Cheesecake Factory

One of my close girlfriends had a birthday dinner at The Cheesecake Factory last night (happy birthday, Kay!) and instead of ordering my usual Chicken Piccata, I opted for this yummy sandwich instead...

Spicy Crispy Chicken Sandwich with sweet potato fries
"Crispy coated chicken breast covered with melted cheese and chipotle mayo.  
Served on a brioche bun."

Not exactly spicy, but nevertheless, it was delicious!  Chicken was crispy on the outside and cooked perfectly on the inside.  I'm not sure if sweet potato fries are on the menu, but you can always ask for them =]

Happy hump day!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Mint-y Fresh!

I know it seems that I'm a little late on this trend - but to tell you the truth, I've been on the hunt for the perfect mint green nail polish for a couple months now.  Most of the colors I've seen were too green, too blue, or too blue-green, so I was beginning to lose hope.  But FINALLY, after months of searching, I found my perfect mint green - OPI Stranger Tides.

OPI released this minty green varnish as part of the new Pirates of Caribbean collection.  When I first saw pictures of this collection, I was instantly attracted to Mermaid's Tears (first from left), but unfortunately my local Ulta sold out within two days!

After a second visit to Ulta - again, in search of Mermaid's Tears - I thought hey, why not?  I grabbed a bottle of Stranger Tides and headed to the checkout counter.

I went home, brushed it on...and needless to say, I WAS HOOKED (haha, get it?)!  Although it looked dull in the bottle (and in the advertisement), it's a completely different story once you have it on your nails.  The color is playful enough for the summer but can still transition into the fall with its minty, yet subdued, green tones.  I definitely think that it can compliment a range of skin colors, and I know for sure that I'll be using this over and over again...probably even until the Holiday season!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Beauty Bite | The Body Shop Peppermint Cooling Foot Spray

Summertime Chi is FINALLY in full effect, so I decided to pick up this Peppermint Cooling Foot Spray from The Body Shop ($10 for 3.3 fl oz).  The price may be a bit steep, but luckily I had my $45 Groupon from last month!

I find this product ideal for the season - no one likes the feeling of sweaty, tired feet after walking around all day in the heat.  Infused with cooling menthol and peppermint oil, The Body Shop promises that this product "instantly revives tired feet and gives lasting freshness".

I tried it out today, and I'm pretty satisfied!  I used two sprays on each foot - one on the top, one on the bottom - and my feet feel refreshed and softened.  If you were lucky enough to snag the The Body Shop Groupon and you're looking for something new to try, definitely grab a bottle of this foot spray.  I also purchased the Peppermint Reviving Leg Gel, so I'll let you guys know how it works out =]

Happy Sunday!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Daily Yummi: Fontano's Subs

If you went to UIC, you know what's up =] lucky for me, there are two Fontano's locations in Naperville!

Very thankful for Fontano's in suburbia

Yummy Meatball Sandwich...I killed it.
Combo for my Daddy!